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Green Dragon Tincture Recipe

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I have been using Green Dragon Tincture (GDT) for chronic pain and insomnia on a daily basis for the past five years.

The time and temperature for Decarboxylation of the flowers is what I have found  works best for the electric oven I use, but it seems that many of us find different temps and time for Decarboxylation that works better for our individual situations.

Green Dragon Tincture Recipe

This is a simple and efficient 4 Step process.

1/8oz high quality cannabis 3.5 grams
2 oz of Everclear or Bacardi Rum – 151 proof

Process Summary:

1. Chop cannabis very fine (coffee grinder works great)

2. Place in a shallow pan (a sheet of aluminum foil works great) and bake at 250°F/121C for 30 minutes.

3. Remove from oven and place cannabis(make powder) in 2 oz of Everclear or 151 proof rum. Don't use anything under 151 proof. (use a small wide mouth mason jar)

4. Simmer in a water bath for 20 minutes. Maintain temperature of the rum/cannabis mixture 170°F/77C. Heating the alcohol mixture can be done very safely using a hot water bath. You will need an accurate candy or quick read thermometer. Place about 1 inch of water in a wide, vertical-edged pan (9” diameter x 3” high). Bring the water to a low simmer. The rum/cannabis mixture should be in a small (1 pint) mason jar. Do NOT cover the jar.

Put the thermometer into the mason jar and place into the simmering water bath. Bring the temperature of the rum/cannabis mixture to about 170°F/77C. The alcohol should be just barely boiling.

You should have the oven fan on high. You will notice that any alcohol fumes are mixed with water vapor from the water bath and vented out the fan. This combined with the fact that you are trying not to boil the ethanol makes the process quite safe.

5. Strain the mixture and store.
When you are finished with the extraction you will be left with about 1oz of green dragon tincture after you have strained the extract. Notice that one ounce of the alcohol has evaporated.
The liquid should be dark brownish-green and smell like cannabis.

One milliliiter (one full eyedropper) is very nice. You must self-titrate (test it on yourself) as each batch will be slightly different. Effects take up from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours to begin (at least in myself) and lasted for 5 hours (1 dropper) to 7-8 hours (2 droppers). 1.5 hours of lingering aftereffects. Sub-Lingual (under the tongue) is much quicker.

I place one eyedropper (1ml) of Green Dragon in a small glass. I then add a small amount of water (1-2 ml) and drink. Do this on an empty stomach for best results (about 20-30 minutes before eating a main meal is good).

A standard eyedropper will transfer about 1ml (or 1 gram) of liquid. There are 29 milliliters in one ounce. So you should end up with about 30 or so full eyedroppers (30 milliliters) of Green Dragon.

Everybody is different. It takes me between 30-90 minutes to feel the effects of Green Dragon (depending on how much food is in my stomach).
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